Preds' Martin Gelinas heads to Calgary: Thursday's notes

The immediate aftermath of an NHL season is a busy time for personnel moves, and while the Nashville Predators inch closer to hiring a new head coach for the Milwaukee Admirals, word comes that player development coach Martin Gelinas is leaving the organization for an assistant coaching spot in Calgary.

Meanwhile, on the free agency front, the spotlight turns to New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise, who has at least told us the one team he won't be signing with this summer...

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Nashville Predators News

Gelinas to rejoin Flames as assistant coach - Calgary Herald
Martin Gelinas leaves his player development role with the Predators to join Bob Hartley's staff in Calgary.

Post Mortem: Part III "Sergei and Colin" - Predlines
Can Colin Wilson capitalize on the departure of AK46 and Radulov?

Preds On The Glass: NHL Awards adds more star power to this year's show
Check out the cavalcade of personalities coming to Buddy's YouTube channel soon.

Elite Edge Hockey | Elite Edge all-stars announced
Check out the list of top players from this week's showcase event over at A-Game Sportsplex.

Thang To Play In Europe Next Season | Admirals Roundtable
Ryan Thang is off to Germany.

Predators ‘close’ to hiring a Milwaukee coach - Predators Insider
This sounds like Luke Skywalker's trench run at the end of Star Wars. "almost there... almost there...

Preds in review: Ryan Suter - Predators Insider
This kid's got a future, I tell ya.

Off-Season Game Plan: Nashville Predators - TSN
A nice overview of the Preds' situation from an outside observer.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

‘No one is going to outbid the Wild’ on Parise, according to former Minnesota GM Lou Nanne | Puck Daddy
Craig Leipold apparently has his heart set on Zach Parise.

2012 Free Agency: Zach Parise Says "No Way" To Signing With Rangers - Blueshirt Banter
Quick, someone ask Ryan Suter what he thinks of Detroit.

Kings go out to the ballgame " LA Kings Insider
The Stanley Cup takes in a Dodgers game... but check out the final photo here. Yowza!

Tribute: Remembering the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings (in what we swear isn’t a Eulogy) | Puck Daddy
There can be only one... tribute.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2011-12 New Jersey Devils | Puck Daddy
The final entry in the eulogy series highlights the Eastern champs.

Who won the Dustin Penner trade? | Edmonton Journal
Los Angeles-area IHOP restaurants?

The Kings’ Peace | Backhand Shelf
Alternative title: Pax Los Angeles.

Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and the Kings winning Stanley Cup changes nothing for Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
Philly fans can't help but think back to last summer's trades while watching the Kings hoist the Cup.

Washington Capitals coaching search: Craig Berube out, Jon Cooper a candidate - NHL - Sporting News
The really interesting name in the mix for Washington? Adam Oates.

Yzerman’s Opening Goalie Gambit? Bring Back a Familiar Face | Hockey Independent
So much for one potential trade destination for Anders Lindback.

The Norfolk Admirals racked up a $10,000 bar tab after winning the Calder Cup | Puck Daddy
Minor league team, major league party.

Which Dallas Stars Players Are The Most Likely Trade Pieces? - Defending Big D
Anything of interest here?

Goldwater Finally Got Around To Their Lawsuit - Five For Howling
...and the gloves are off...

Fehr looks to master plan - IIHF.com
Donald Fehr says lots of interesting things about international hockey (found via Kukla's Korner).

Bauer to acquire Cascade Helmets | Hockey Gear HQ
Hockey equipment maker Bauer Performance Sports has made a move to acquire Cascade Helmet Holdings, maker of the Cascade M11 helmet promoted by Mark Messier.

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